Great Lakes Systems Blog
Topics: Roof Systems
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Topics: Snow Removal
Top 5 Reasons to Maintain your Roof
I am often asked "Kyle, does it makes economical sense to perform maintenance on my roof?". My answer is yes, for the same reason you would change the oil in your car. It's less costly to change the oil, than the engine. There are many compelling reasons to have a professional look at your roof on a regular basis. I have listed several of them below.
1. Service Call Bills Add Up
We keep many technicians in our GLS Service Group busy due to emergency service calls. Most of these calls are billed on a time and material basis and the time clock starts when we leave our office and stops when we return. Much of the time is spent driving, setting up and investigating the problem when the dollars could've been invested in the roof. It is similar to a friend of mine who owned a residential heating business. During the late summer when he wasn't very busy he would offer an inexpensive furnace "check up" service. Many customers chose not to take advantage of it, but when the first cold day hit he was inundated with 'no heat' calls many of which included overtime billings for weekend and holiday work.
2. Reduce Hidden Damages
Making decisions when you have a roof problem can be confusing, frustrating and difficult. It doesn’t have to be! Just follow this checklist to make the process easier.
Making the wrong assumptions about your roof problem can lead you down the wrong path and waste precious time and money. Follow these 5 guidelines to get the right answers and make the right decisions.